Student With Dreams of Becoming Marine Disarms Colorado School Shooting Suspect
Brendan Brialy, a senior at STEM,helped tackle one of the gunmen
A student with aspirations to become a Marine assisted tackling and disarming one of the shooters at Colorado’s STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday, according to reports.
A report from NBC, Brendan Brialy, a senior at STEM, along with fellow students tackled the gunman during the attack which took place at 2:00 p.m
The shooting saw one fatality, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo.
Bialy's family releases a statement following the incident through their attorney:
We are deeply saddened for the victims, families, friends, and community on this tragic day.
We’d like to commend the immediate response of law enforcement and assure all we are strong with the love of our families, community, friends, and everyone sending concern, wishes, and strength.
We will persevere.
According to a CNN report, eight people were injured, and one was killed.
Police then arrested two suspects in connection with the shooting.
One suspect is an adult male; the other is a juvenile female.
It is believed to be the 115th mass shooting in the US in 2019.
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According to the BBC:
The attackers "walked into the STEM school, got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations," Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said.
During a news conference on Wednesday, Mr. Spurlock stated the two came in through an opening at the STEM's secondary school that did not have a metal detector.
Both suspects were pupils at the school.
Police initially misidentified the younger one as male, based on her appearance, but clarified on Wednesday that that suspect was female.
Police have identified the other suspect as 18-year-old Devon Erickson, who is due to appear in court on Wednesday.
One student at the school told CBS News Mr. Erickson had talked about causing harm and sadness.
In April, Colorado adopted the “red flag” gun law allowing firearms to be confiscated from citizens who authorities consider pose a possible risk.
The state became the 15th in the US to adopt the law, but many county sheriffs had pledged not to enforce the rule and some local leaders establishing what they described as Second Amendment "sanctuary counties."